CNPLaw LLP (“CNP”) is proud to announce that Mr Jimmy Yap has been appointed as a partner of the firm effective 2 September 2019. This appointment takes the number of partners at CNP to 16.
Jimmy was admitted to the Singapore bar in 1991. He held the appointment of a Magistrate and Deputy Registrar at the State Courts in 1996. This distinguishes him as a lawyer with experience spanning both the bar and the bench. As a judge, he has presided as well as mediated over a wide spectrum of civil and commercial disputes as a Judicial Officer. Shortly after resuming practice, he joined CNP (then known as Colin Ng & Partners). In 2012, he was subsequently appointed VP (Legal) of Changi Airports International for almost two years. Thereafter, he joined SGX-listed Boardroom Limited, providing corporate services to private and SGX-listed companies on regulatory and compliance matters. He was also appointed as a company secretary to several SGX-listed companies. Before returning to CNP, he was a senior legal consultant with Angeline Suparto Law Corporation focusing primarily on Indonesia related investment and commercial transactions.
CNP Managing Partner Ms Lisa Theng welcomes his return to CNP. She says, “Jimmy will boost the firm’s profile in the area of corporate and commercial practice; in particular, in regional mergers & acquisitions with a strong focus on Indonesia. He will also bring to the firm his expertise and experience in the area of construction adjudication.”
Jimmy says, “I am excited to be back, and am looking forward to contributing towards the growth and success of the firm.”
Jimmy is currently on the panel of Accredited Adjudicators with the Singapore Mediation Centre (since 2006), Arbitrators with the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and also a Fellow at the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb). Furthermore, he also serves on the panel of Arbitrators under the Law Society Arbitration Scheme, Associate Mediator under the Law Society Mediation Scheme, and a Neutral under the Law Society Neutral Evaluation and Determination Scheme.
For contentious matters, Jimmy’s primary focus is on Adjudication (Building and Construction) under the Security of Payment Act, and International Arbitration. He was cited by AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers 2008 as one of the legal experts in the Asia-Pacific region in the areas of Dispute Resolution, and Construction & Property.